• Thomas Wywrot joins Alecia Nugent’s band

    We just learned that Thomas Wyrot has joined Alecia Nugent's Band on banjo. Thomas had recently been performing as a guitarist with The Boohers, and before that with The Mark Newton Band, also on guitar. That makes the current lineup of

  • Songs From The Road

    Charles Humphrey III, bass player with the Steep Canyon Rangers, has a new solo project, entirely made up of songs of his own composition. Entitled Songs From The Road, it is a self produced project which features his Rangers band

  • Monroe-Style Mandolin Camp

    The International Bluegrass Music Museum is hosting two Monroe-Style Mandolin Camps this month. The first camp runs September 8-10 and the second one September 15-17, 2006. The camps feature some great instruction from Mike Compton, Skip Gorman, David Long, Red

  • Crooked Still heading for Ireland

    Our friend Richard Hawkins over at The Bluegrass Ireland Blog is reporting that Crooked Still, the innovative Boston-based string band, is heading back to Ireland for a follow-up tour later this month. They made quite an impact when they visited

  • Dr. Banjo’s message board

    Pete Wernick, aka Dr. Banjo, has just added a new message board to his web site. It is designed to allow site visitors to ask Pete a question about learning to play the banjo, or about getting started playing in

  • Barry Scott’s 2nd Wind

    Formerly playing bass/guitar and singing with Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Barry Scott has stepped out on his own. He left Doyle sometime ago and speculation was rampant over what his plans were. Many of his fans were sorely disappointed when

  • CD sales benefit CA Music Camp for kids

    Pacific Ocean Bluegrass is the brainchild of Scott Gates, a 14 year old mandolin player from California's High Desert region. He assembled a band composed entirely of other California teens, and they take their bluegrass seriously. They also take exposing

  • Three Ring Circle on The Opry tonight

    The bluegrass radio options for the weekend are richer yet than what we already posted this morning. In addition to Cherryholmes on Sirius, Marty Raybon on XM, and Dale Ann Bradley on The Opry, Three Ring Circle is set to

  • Cherryholmes on Sirius Labor Day Weekend

    Here's still more bluegrass radio news for the long Labor Day weekend. Sirius Satellite Radio will broadcast a two hour special this weekend, featuring reigning IBMA Entertainer Of The Year, Cherryholmes. The show is a live performance of the band